Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Loyola has a deep commitment to issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice. Expressing that commitment in words is important, but even more important is how those words match the actions and the work we are doing as a community. Alumni are invited to learn more about the University’s efforts in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Equity and Inclusion at Loyola

We are striving to do better as we work together to create a more inclusive, equitable Loyola. As a Jesuit, Catholic university, we can and will never be at peace as long as there is injustice in our world—and within our own Loyola community. Rodney L. Parker, M.S. '11, Ph.D. '17, is Loyola's second chief equity and inclusion officer as of June 2022. Dr. Parker joined the Loyola community in 2002, and most recently held the position of assistant dean for undergraduate and graduate studies. Dr. Parker guides the President’s Council on Equity and Inclusion in leading the development of Loyola’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan. The three-year plan will lead to equity audits across the institution and have measurable outcomes. We invite you to read more about the plan and find anti-racism resources on the Equity and Inclusion website.

ALANA Services

ALANA (African, Latinx, Asian, and Native American) Services is committed to providing support, services, and programs that encourage the success of students of color at Loyola University Maryland. ALANA Services focuses on enriching and educating members of the Loyola community about diversity and cultural awareness.

Loyola’s ALANA alumni network continues to provide the support, services, and success of ALANA students after graduation. To get involved, please contact alumni@loyola.edu.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Loyola Alumni Board

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Alumni Board is comprised of nine members with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to help Loyola create lasting improvements in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Members serve as advisors to groups throughout the University to help drive strategies and policies that will positively impact the Loyola community.

Make an Impact

There are a number of ways to engage with Loyola as a graduate and show your Greyhound pride—from volunteering or mentoring current students to serving on a committee or advisory board to attending networking or campus events. Discover the myriad ways our Greyhound community can connect—or reconnect—with our University and one another.

A Loyola job fair

Serving as a volunteer is a terrific way to give back, pay it forward, and make a lasting impact. You decide what type of activity is of personal significance to you: every contribution of your time, knowledge, and skill is appreciated and valued. Stay connected to Loyola and share your talents for the benefit of our students, campus community, and fellow alumni.

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Make a Gift

The impact of a Loyola education relies on support of alumni and friends to ensure that our university continues to provide a world-class Jesuit liberal arts education to the next generation of students who will lead and serve in a diverse and changing world. Whether you give to our Evergreen Annual Fund to fund academic scholarships, help support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, name Loyola as a beneficiary in estate plans, or give to Greyhounds Athletics, your donation is guaranteed to make an impact.

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Network with fellow alumni

Loyola’s Career Services are available to all Loyola alumni. The Career Services team works with alumni at any point in their career journeys, from new graduates to late-career changes. Benefits include career counseling and coaching, networking events, workshops, as well as job and internship connections.

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Cheer on the Greyhounds!

One of the best (and most fun!) ways to engage with Loyola is by cheering on our Greyhounds Athletics teams—in the stands at Ridley Athletic Complex, on the road as they travel for Patriot League and regional play, or even from home with alumni and friends at a watch party!